About The Abbey of the Holy Lonesome

Mary-Larkin just wants a glimpse into her future--just a tiny peek of what her life is gonna be. But when she makes a deal with Granny Binding to tell her fate, there are strings attached: She's bound to a tragic path that means she'll run away and leave her three baby girls to fend for themselves in the wild, lonesome holler of a terrible, greedy God. When Laurel, Lily, and Lilac come of age, they, too, must face Granny Binding's powerful magic. Spiders and snakes converge on their tiny cabin, and the howl of the death-dog haunts their dreams. Can the sisters counter Granny's dark workings with nascent powers of their own, or are they doomed to live out their lives like sister nuns?

LAB Theater Project


LAB Theater Project is a non-profit 501(c)3 production company focused on producing new works in the Tampa Bay Community. Our belief in a "playwright first" focus is resolute and a core value of the company. Along with a focus on developing new works, we also focus on training new theater artists to join our growing community. 

We only produce works from emerging playwrights and develop, through education, new artists (Actors, Directors, Stage Managers, and Designers) for the continued growth of live theater artistry. 

We currently produce four new plays per year, often utilizing students in aspects of the production; thereby, giving students the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned while working side by side with established professionals in the community as well as enriching the collaborative creative process of the playwright.

Our Mandate: 

  • Bring the Playwright's vision to life.
  • Grow as artists.
  • Develop new theater artist: Actors, Directors, Designers, & Stage Managers.
  • Build a core of artists who desire a life-long practice of theatrical artistry.